Monthly Archives: June 2012

Omniscience, Immutability and Tense

Richard M. Gale has posted on his website the following two short arguments: The Omniscience-Immutability Argument Against a Timelessly Eternal God 1.      God is omniscient, i.e., knows all and believes only true propositions.  premise 2.      There are true temporal tensed propositions to the … Continue reading

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Counterfactuals and Humean causation

J.P. Moreland writes: “Causal necessitation grounds the derivation of counterfactuals” [J. P. Moreland, The Argument from Consciousness in the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, p.293] It occurred to me that counterfactuals cannot be straightforwardly true or false according to a … Continue reading

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Gödel’s incompleteness theorem and intuition

“I don’t think the brain came in the Darwinian manner. In fact, it is disprovable. Simple mechanism can’t yield the brain. I think the basic elements of the universe are simple. Life force is a primitive element of the universe … Continue reading

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Human bodies and the rational soul

Consider that there is a logically possible world in which some non-rational animal evolve in such a way that it has all the physical features necessary to be classified as homo-sapien, and yet it would not have a rational soul. … Continue reading

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Richard Carrier’s argument

I stumbled upon an argument written by Richard Carrier, who I am now considerably less impressed with than I was prior to running into the argument. When first I read through it, I thought “wow, this argument is remarkably bad”, … Continue reading

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Heat Death and an End Times apologetic

When the Apostles asked Christ when the end of the world would come, he responded: It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. ~Acts 1:7 ‘But about that … Continue reading

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The Moral duty to Pray

Many Christians, in the first place among them I myself, have trouble with the regular practice of prayer. Perhaps, though, one can find incentive to pray when one reflects on the fact that prayer is actually a moral duty – … Continue reading

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Multiverses and extreme modal realism

Will the Multiverse hypothesis yield enough universes that it satisfies David Lewis’ notion of extreme modal realism, which states that for every logically possible world, there is an actual world to which it corresponds? I have already heard (and rehearsed) … Continue reading

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Epistemology and religious orientation

I used to think that one could take from Descartes’ meditations a relatively good pragmatic-epistemological argument for believing in God, since there is no possibility of ‘knowing’ anything unless God exists, and provides reliabilism. If God exists then, Descartes argues, … Continue reading

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Two Agnosticisms?

I have said before that there are three kinds of Atheism; Agnosticism, positive Atheism, and some kind of positivism according to which the propositions involving the word ‘God’ are unintelligible. However, apparently Norman Geisler distinguishes between two kinds of Agnosticism, … Continue reading

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